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Snooth User: Mark Angelillo

Filtering and Voting

Posted by Mark Angelillo, Apr 8, 2008.

We've gotten feedback from some of you on the new extended functionality of the merchant select last week, but we definitely invite more. Our goal with this feature is to streamline your wine buying. We want to connect you with stores that are relevant to you. And with thousands of stores integrated, there are some UI considerations that don't necessarily roll off the drawing board.

While the number of prices is pretty exciting, it was very quickly apparent that the buy page was confusing. Even if you had chosen a merchant with the merchant select you were confronted with prices from stores around the world. I'm using the past tense because it's no longer true.

If you log in and use the merchant select your country will automatically be chosen here so you'll only see the prices from stores in your area. We also added voting for merchants. The best merchants (according to the community) will show up at the top of the list.

Finally, if the winery sells the wine directly it will always be at the top of the list. To me, buying directly from the winery is kind of like buying a CD when you go to a concert. Very supportive!


Reply by Philip James, Apr 8, 2008.

Yup, as Mark says, this is a new feature with a lot of behind the scenes database crunching, so we're really looking forward to hearing how intuitive it is and how it performs

Reply by Chris Carpita, Apr 8, 2008.

This is a great progression for the buy pages, and I also love the idea of putting the winery result at the top, since it's only one source, and if you're going to buy it online, that's your best choice. Fits perfectly with the romantic ideal of the internet.

Reply by Philip James, Apr 8, 2008.

"romantic ideal of the internet"! Haha. The winery is certainly the 'romantic option'. Best depends on where you live, how soon you need it, and your reorder rate. But...the winery is unique in thats its the source.

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